I made this as an accompaniment to my Angaraganoush, hence the chilli, and then ended up enjoying the left overs with other things. It has such a nice sweet and spicy kick. You can skip the chilli if you wish.



1 large bottle cashew nuts

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1 pinch salt

1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes



  1. Making the brittle with water, sugar, chilli flakes, cashews, a pinch of sea salt. I chose cashews because there are peanut allergy sufferers in my house so we don’t ever have them lying around. You make a syrup and then mix the cashews in until evenly coated.

Sugar syrup for making nut brittle


2. The nuts weren’t properly roasted before so they had a bit of a claggy taste I did not like. So I spread them on a backing sheet and baked them in the oven at about 175*C  for 25 minutes.  This picture is before roasting. After roasting they were nice and brown and caramelised.

Cashew nut brittle

3. I stored the brittle in this air tight kilner jar in the fridge and it has been there for almost 3 weeks now and they are still crisp and tasty.

homemade cashew nut brittle


I use the chilli cashew nut brittle on everything. To sprinkle over breakfast cereal or dessert, mixed in with a big bowl of salt popcorn, or enjoyed with a bit of dark (hot) chocolate before bed.

Yoghurt with blueberries, chia seeds, and cashew nut brittle

How do you use your brittle?